Author: Kelly Ufford

Theatre Masks Inspire Social Change

How Theater Masks are Used to Inspire Social Change BY JONATHAN BECKER This past summer 15 artists from eight states, Canada and UK gathered in the studio spaces to create new work using theater masks. The theme of the workshop was The Rise and Fall of the Other.  The intention was to create story that reflected the cycle that plagues humanity as concerns the ostracizing of those who are different...

Cruise Ship Musician Life

Cruise Ship Musician Life: An Insider Look at Life Aboard A Cruise Ship BY  WWW.LANDAUMUSIC.COM Every day is a new adventure when you’re traveling the world as a cruise ship musician.  Life on board has pros and cons but the benefits and experiences are so worth it. I’ve worked with thousands of cruise ship musicians all over the world and even traveled the world as a cruise ship musician myself. ...

The Silence and Noise of “Small Mouth Sounds”

BY AMERICAN THEATRE EDITORS www.americantheatre.org The Silence and Noise of “Small Mouth Sounds” How sound designer Stowe Nelson filled the silence in a play that had almost no dialogue. This month Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl begins its national tour at New Haven, Conn.’s Long Wharf Theatre (Aug. 30-Sept. 24). It will also touch down in San Francisco, Santa Monica, Dallas, Miami, and Philadel...

The Top 10 BFA Dance Programs in the Country for 2017-18

BY ONSTAGEBLOG.COM The end of August is usually a time where college seems to be on everyone’s mind. Whether it’s incoming freshmen getting ready to move into their residence halls or high school seniors preparing their applications, college is a constant discussion. For theatre students, where you attend can certainly have an impact on your career with the type of training you receive...

EXPO CHICAGO: Contemporary & Modern Art

VIEW ART FROM AROUND THE GLOBE AT EXPO CHICAGO BY ROSALIND CUMMINGS-YEATES| www.choosechicago.com The biggest international art event of the fall season kicks off with the sixth annual Expo Chicago, the international exposition of contemporary and modern art at Navy Pier, on September 14–17. An array of 135 galleries that hail from 58 cities and 25 countries will transform the Navy Pier festival h...

Ear Training Month : Master Intervals

BY BRENT VAARTSTRA – www.learnjazzstandards.com We are kicking off a brand new series this month called Ear Training Month. When it comes to becoming a better musician of any kind, ear training is on the top of the list. Having great ears can make all of the difference between a mediocre and a great jazz musician. The fundamentals of ear training are essential for playing what you hear in yo...

SETC Professional Screening Application Opens September 15th

SETC Professional Screening Information All actors enrolled in undergraduate programs at the time of the SETC Professional Screening Auditions, whether or not they have earned a salary acting AND whether or not they have passed through screenings in the past, must be passed from the Screening Auditions each year in order to participate in upcoming Spring Professional Auditions. Vist setc.org to fi...

The Top 10 BFA Theatre Design & Tech Programs in the Country for 2017-18

BY ONSTAGEBLOG.COM The end of August is usually a time where college seems to be on everyone’s mind. Whether it’s incoming freshmen getting ready to move into their residence halls or high school seniors preparing their applications, college is a constant discussion. For theatre students, where you attend can certainly have an impact on your career with the type of training you receive...

A Look into the Role of an Intimacy Director

What is an Intimacy Director? Writer Eli Keel of Leo Weekly explores the subject of onstage intimacy, the specific role of an intimacy director, and the process of their work.  Keel spoke in his article to  Alicia Rodis, a member of Intimacy Directors International about the “four pillars” of intimacy direction: Consent: Get the performers’ permission. Communication: Talk throughout the process ab...

How to Help Houston Theatres Recover from Hurricane Harvey

BY ADAM WAGNER – awagsarticle.com HOUSTON, TX:  After initial needs of recovery have been addressed, theatres may struggle to ask for assistance, know where to find help, or have difficulty in securing a place on the priority list of a rebuilding/recovery effort. Those of us in the theatre industry often function on minimal staff (if any) and funding. While major arts complexes may be prepar...

Table Saw Safety: Is Progress Being Made?

National Public Radio examines the ongoing discussion of table saw safety regulations between Steve Gass, who is the inventor of the 2004 “SawStop” technology,  the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and those opposed to this technology. Table saw amputations occur every day, and it is Gass’ hope to have the proven injury-prevention technology incorporated into table saws. You c...

Theatre Puget Sound Names New Executive Director

The search is over! After a regional search,  Ariel Bradler is named the new Executive Director of the Seattle-based,  leading arts organization Theatre Puget Sound. “TPS is now the Northwest’s premiere arts advocacy and leadership organization, providing programming and services that benefit both the theatre community and the larger regional arts community.” – tpsonline.or...